After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 has passed beyond the sun’s influence
In late December or early January the Chang’e 4 spacecraft will touch down at a site near the lunar south pole within the solar system’s largest-known impact crater
The four fresh signals from merging black holes hint at a forthcoming data deluge from the LIGO and Virgo observatories
Chang’e 4 mission will test plant growth on the moon, and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth’s atmosphere
Putting a telescope in space has its limitations. It can't be too big, it's difficult to repair, and it costs a lot of money. So why do we even do it?
U.S. spacecraft aims to return the largest trove of space dirt to Earth since NASA’s final Apollo mission in the 1970s
Two pint-sized spacecraft, MarCO-A and MarCO-B, served as communications relays for NASA’s InSight lander
The sounds of the Mars InSight Mission control room during the tense minutes leading to the landing on the surface.
After enduring a high-tension descent from orbit, the spacecraft will now begin its quest to peel back the profound mysteries of the Red Planet’s interior
Recently observed flares near our galaxy’s supermassive heart could lead to revolutionary discoveries
Scientists now have a second example of a strange stellar phenomenon speculatively linked to extraterrestrial intelligence in 2015
Unexplained patterns in the colors of certain space rocks suggest scientists still have much to learn about the solar system’s origins and early evolution
Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama Desert, useful info in the search for life off Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission could visit two locations where microbial life may once have thrived
The $850 million mission will be the first to land on the Red Planet in more than 6 years
The enormous crater is among the 25 largest known on Earth, and likely came from a meteorite impact within the past three million years
Inclement space weather caused dozens of the sea bombs to explode, recently declassified documents reveal
At just six light years away, the candidate planet would be the second-closest world known beyond our solar system—and a prime target for future studies
Astronomers have observed new details of black-hole growth previously hidden by obscuring clouds of gas and dust